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Innovative Salvation Army ads target people in need
October 24, 2014 – | No Comment

Unless you live in Seattle, you probably haven’t seen The Salvation Army latest advertising campaign. Instead of billboards, bus bench signs and mall kiosks asking you to financially support people struggling with hunger, addiction or homelessness, the ads are targeted specifically to people in crisis.

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We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!
July 22, 2014 – | Comments Off
We’re using @CommuniGift to kick off Back to School in SoCal!

Do you remember the excitement of the first day of school? Wearing a new outfit, equipped with new notebooks, pencils, backpack and unlimited possibility! Share that memory by assisting an in-need child get ready for the upcoming school year.

A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home
July 8, 2014 – | Comments Off
A kindly volunteer, Salvation Army, & Mexican consulate help a man find his home

Last week my colleague Kevin White called with an incredible story. He works at The Salvation Army in Orange County, California and was able to witness a small miracle come together. Here’s what he told me.

National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!
June 2, 2014 – | Comments Off
National Donut Day is a mere 4 days away!

It’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear on Friday, June 6 for National Donut Day. I’d recommend something with an elastic waistband. Just a thought.

One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!
March 31, 2014 – | Comments Off
One of America’s favorite pastimes starts today – Major League Baseball!

Today is opening day for Major League Baseball! I hope you get to take in a game this season and enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes. Of course, I hope you also enjoy one of America’s other favorite pastimes: giving to your favorite charity, The Salvation Army.

100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!
March 24, 2014 – | One Comment
100 Southern California girls get help with prom dresses at Salvation Army event!

On Saturday, 100 deserving young ladies from San Gabriel Valley, California schools got to “shop” for a prom dress at The Salvation Army worship center on Walnut Street in Pasadena. They got to choose from hundreds of lovely gowns and received $30 gift cards so they could buy shoes or other accessories to complete their prom look.

Salvation Army Silvercrest Residences fill a critical shortage in subsidized senior housing
March 6, 2014 – | One Comment
Salvation Army Silvercrest Residences fill a critical shortage in subsidized senior housing

Mr. James Komatsu had two brushes with The Salvation Army in his life. His mother died during the Great Depression so he went to live in an Army childrens’ home for Japanese-American youth in San Francisco. After he retired he began to search for subsidized senior housing and found our Silvercrest Residence.

LA Clippers re-open learning library at Salvation Army center!
February 12, 2014 – | One Comment
LA Clippers re-open learning library at Salvation Army center!

The Los Angeles Clippers are making an impact in Los Angeles and not just on the basketball court! They recently spruced up the library / computer room at The Salvation Army’s Westwood Transitional Village with 11 computers, 10 computer chairs, 10 pairs of headphones, 1 printer, 20 mini iPads, 1 Macbook Pro and one iPad cart that will be used to store and charge the Minis.

Homelessness and HIV lovingly managed at Salvation Army Alegria
September 12, 2013 – | Comments Off
Homelessness and HIV lovingly managed at Salvation Army Alegria

Saira’s story is not unusual. Fleeing a relationship that left her hurting and infected with HIV, she needed to start over somewhere safe. She came to Los Angeles with her kids and found Alegria. She’s received support from the caring and loving staff in an environment where her diagnosis is well-understood.

Homeless kids get their very own birthday cakes, courtesy of CBRE
May 28, 2013 – | Comments Off
Homeless kids get their very own birthday cakes, courtesy of CBRE

Real estate powerhouse CBRE has a sweet program – called Birthday Cakes and More for Homeless Children – as part of its corporate responsibility plan. We’re thrilled that they chose The Salvation Army’s Zahn Memorial Center, the only emergency family shelter in downtown, to launch their Los Angeles effort.

Calcutta Everywhere
April 22, 2013 – | One Comment
Calcutta Everywhere

When asked what inspires him to buy bags upon bags of groceries for The Salvation Army’s food pantry in Glendale every month, Paul, a 33-year-old Glendale resident and devout Catholic, quotes Mother Teresa: “You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see…”

First Pres of Santa Maria, CA becomes Salvation Army hub
April 12, 2013 – | Comments Off
First Pres of Santa Maria, CA becomes Salvation Army hub

The Salvation Army’s presence in Santa Maria has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. During this period of growth, local Salvation Army leaders Lts. Paul and Jennifer Swain managed all of details of their worship and program center from two buildings and a total of about 8,000 square feet. But once summer comes, they’ll have much more space.

Salvation Army “welcome” kits help military vets settle into new homes
April 9, 2013 – | Comments Off
Salvation Army “welcome” kits help military vets settle into new homes

My colleague Gail Crandall is very sensitive to the needs of others. And, she’s creative, well-connected and resourceful too. While visiting the Village of Cabrillo, a temporary residential community for homeless veterans in Long Beach, Calif., she got inspiration for a new way to help veterans in need.